Wenger: Benzema? Vidal? Arsenal not thinking about transfers

The Gunners boss reiterated that he is “not in transfer mode” until after the FA Cup final and would not give a definitive answer over whether the club’s interest was true or not

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Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is a fan of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and has refused to rule out the possibility of signing the Chilean and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema in the summer.

The north Londoners were considering an ambitious summer swoop for Benzema and are convinced that the former Lyon star would be keen on a switch.

When asked about Arsenal’s interest in the France forward and Vidal, Wenger told reporters that his concentration remains solely on the upcoming FA Cup final, not on summer moves:

“I like Arturo Vidal. You can suspect that at the moment I’m not in a transfer mode.

“We’ll deal with transfers after the FA Cup final. It’s all suspicions, nobody knows if its true or not.”

The Frenchman was similarly quiet when quizzed about Arsenal’s interest in Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling on May 19, with the 20-year-old expected to tell Brendan Rodgers he wants to leave the club when the transfer window reopens.

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